After Passover, it’s generally tradition to go out and enjoy food again. (e.g. Eating something other than Matzah.)
For example, I was invited to go end Passover with some friends at Shuang Cheng restaurant in Dinkytown. Not to get off topic, but if you’ve never been to Shuang, you have not experienced Chinese food. Their lunch special is to-die for!
Anyway, I was all set to go to Shuang for dinner, and then they forgot about me. … Yep. They literally forgot about me. The non-Jew in the group. So, in retaliation, I decided to make something they would wish they had ended Passover with – homemade chicken pot pie.
Be warned: The recipe I’m about to divulge is guaranteed to rock your world. And your wallet. And just generally rock if you’re a lazy person.
- For the bottom crust, I just used a premade frozen one.
- For the top crust, I used a can of Market Pantry Jumbo Biscuits
- 1/3 Cup margarine
- 8-10 Chicken Tenders/Nuggets
- 1 Bag Steamfresh Mixed Veggies
- 1 ¾ Cups chicken broth (or 1 ¾ cups water + 1 cube chicken bouillon)
- 2/3 Cup Silk (aka soy milk)
- 1 Cup flour
- Depending on your personal preference, add seasonings as you have them. I used a couple shakes of onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Bake chicken strips/nuggets for 8-12 minutes.
- Throw bag of veggies in the microwave for 4 ½ minutes.
- After veggies are finished in the microwave, move them to a saucepan at medium heat. Add the butter, chicken, flour, and cream.
- Place the mixture in the pie crust and top with the biscuits.
- Bake for 15 minutes, or until biscuits are a golden brown
When you’re finished, it should look something like …
This is my Kosher Chicken Pot Pie!
…Well, almost kosher. I clearly was not motivated enough to go out and get kosher chicken, but feel free to substitute kosher chicken for my half-assed nuggets.
I felt like this was the perfect transition out of Passover, because it’s definitely not kosher for Passover, but it still can be a generally kosher recipe.
And yes, those biscuits are slightly pale. If you prefer to eat bread that isn’t all dough, just leave the pie in until the biscuits are a little more golden.
Try it. Love it. Pass on the glory of this pot pie.
Until next time,